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TOP QUESTIONS

 

IS A SPORTS MASSAGE RIGHT FOR ME?

Sport massage is not just for elite athletes. If you spend most of your day sat behind a desk or driving deep tissue massage is a great way to help fight against poor posture and back pain. 

 

Sports massage is an essential tool for any runner or triathlete looking to improve their PB’s and stay injury-free. Any regular gym goer will have experienced niggles and mobility restrictions which sport massage can help resolve.

 

Many athletes such as CrossFitters, rugby players, footballers, swimmers all regularly use sport massage to take their performance to another level. To summarise, if you care about moving well and feeling supple, sport massage can help you!

DOES SPORTS MASSAGE HURT?

The short answer is yes. This isn’t a spa massage. Your therapist will massage deep, manipulate your muscles, and apply pressure to the connective tissue. Chances are it will hurt during the procedure and after there may be some pain.

 

If the pain becomes unbearable or you notice particular areas of pain that are especially bad, tell your massage therapist. They may be able to make adjustments to help.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?

Your first session will be longer as this will include an initial consultation.

The body will undergo trauma during a therapy session, it's likely you will feel a bit sore for a few days. I Highly recommend a warm bath with Epsom salts, as it will aid this process.

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR TREATMENT?

  • Pregnancy

  • Cardio vascular conditions

  • Haemophilia

  • Any condition already being treated by a GP or another health

  • professional

  • Medical oedema

  • Osteoporosis

  • Arthritis

  • Nervous/Psychotic conditions

  • Epilepsy

  • Recent operations

  • Diabetes

  • Any dysfunction of the nervous system (e.g. Muscular sclerosis,

  • Parkinson’s disease, Motor neurone disease)

  • Bells Palsy

  • Inflamed nerve

  • Cancer

  • Spastic conditions

  • Kidney infections

  • Whiplash

  • Slipped disc

  • Undiagnosed pain

  • When taking prescribed medication

  • Acute rheumatism

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR CUPPING THERAPY

  • Directly on veins

  • Nerves

  • Inflamed Skin

  • Open Wounds

  • Varicose Veins

  • On Bone Fractures

  • Eyes

  • Lymph Nodes

  • Suffered Cardiac arrest in the last 6 months